Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rainbow princess

I don't know about you, but I find throwing a kid's birthday party to be a tad stressful.  It seems the times of having just a cake and ice cream are outdated.  Really, how did our mothers do it without pinterest!  It is crazy just how the times have changed since I was young.  Oh, the pressure to produce a wonderful memory.  Okay, perhaps I am putting the pressure on myself.

My now 8 year old daughter wanted a party.  After my son stated that she couldn't because he didn't get one when he turned 8, I caved.  Am I a bad mom?  

For those of you with a fickle child, you know how much hair one can pull out as your 'precious' child changes her mind every five minutes.  The bad thing is that my daughter knows how to hop on pinterest to look for 'party ideas.'  What a can of worms!

After going through a million ideas, our theme finalized to princess with rainbow colors.  During my daughter's research, she found quite a few pricey dresses.  After much discussion, we compromised.  I was to make a no-sew rainbow tutu with some sort of matching shirt.  Of course, all the girls needed a tutu.  Oh yes, crowns too.  

Are you ready to see some of the decorations?


Gotta say, the ceiling idea looked so good on pinterest.  In reality, it was a pain in my rear but I think I pulled it off.


I don't know if you remember the lemonade stand I made or not.  This was a perfect occasion to drag it out of the garage.


I think I was up to my elbows in tulle the whole time I was making the tutus.  I decided to use them as a pop of color while we glamified the girls with makeup, glitter, fingernail polish, and crowns.


I had made lace crowns for the girls.  



After the girls got their beauty treatments, we played pin the horn on the unicorn.  I taped two pieces of cardboard together, sketched and painted the unicorn.


We played a couple of games but the big hit was karaoke.  I loved watching them.  It was a riot!  Unfortunately, I was enjoying the entertainment so much, I forgot to take pictures.

All the stress and work was for my rainbow princess!



Thanks for letting me share!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!



Monday, August 4, 2014

DIY Lemonade Stand

I have been promising my daughter that I would make her a lemonade stand for a year now.  Yeah, I know that I am not getting the mom of the year award but maybe I will get nominated for a better late than never award.  When I found out our church was having a yard sale, it gave me the incentive I needed to get my rear in gear.

I just needed to scour the internet for inspiration or better yet a full out tutorial!

Here are some inspirations:

Source:  Lil' Luna Blog
 
Source:  girl Inspired
 
I followed this tutorial from girl Inspired.  Of course I altered it a bit. 
 
I started out using some old fence from my sister.  Since that was free, I only paid for L-brackets, 2 pieces of wood, pvc pipes and connectors. 
 
 
 
I pretty much followed the instructions from girl Inspired.  The main difference is that I made basically 4 sides.  The base consists of three sides that are attached by L-brackets.  This way I can disassemble it for easy storage. 



 I used paint on hand and dry brushed it on.


As you can see from the photo below, I decided to add an awning using pvc and extra material I had on hand.  I don't like to reinvent the wheel, which means that I of course searched out a DIY tutorial.  Sorry for the pictures being grainy.  I took them with my phone.  (Forgive me.  I am not photogenic)


Did you notice that I made us matching aprons which happen to match the pennant banner I made?

 
Who wouldn't buy lemonade for this pretty girl?

 
I am so glad I finally made her lemonade stand!  I think it is pretty cool!  Love to find out what you think.  Please comment and let me know.
 
Linking up to:
Made By You Monday   Met Monday  http://www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com/2014/08/18-diy-furniture-ideas-mmm-236-block.html
 
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's been awhile

I bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth didn't you?  Well, I wish I could say there was a good reason, but there really isn't.  Just having a major blogging slump.  I don't know about you but I just went through that period when you wonder if you should be blogging.  This blog is purely a hobby.  As you can tell, I gain no income from it.  I had to ask myself if I should be blogging.  Who am I doing it for?  You know all those deep questions;). There is the guilt that starts creeping in thinking of time spent with a blog and surfing the blogosphere.  If you are anything like me, you get sucked into clicking from one blog to another to another and so on and so on.  It gives me inspiration seeing others fabulous projects.  Thus inspiring my projects which in turn creates unnecessary work and stress.  Does any of that sound familiar to anyone?  I hope I am not alone.
So, please forgive my absence.  I am not making promises but hope to get back into 'the game' on a more regular basis than every few months!